We got back into the regular swing of things this month after the holidays – going to classes, orchestra practice, and work meetings. We also had some special events, including a lunch to celebrate Chinese New Year with my raiser and some co-workers and a PADS puppy engagement event where I met some lovely people. The first week back, I was a little out of practice relaxing during these activities. After my raiser gave me a pad to lay on, I had no problem chilling during the different events. We are working on shaping my calm behaviour in puppy class, so this is good practice. I finished off this month with my Guide Dog Behavioral Response Assessment Test (GDBART) – my raiser is curious to see what the report will say about me!

Submitted by: Christine